Policy Updates

Northern Ireland - Domiciliary Care

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Illegal Drug Misuse in the Service User’s Home Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: NICC104

New policy reflects illegal drugs use in a Service User’s own home.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Access to Information Policy and Procedure

Administration Communications Region: | Reference: NIAC01

This policy focuses on the Freedom of Information and Access of Health Record Acts. It also discusses the importance of service user involvement with regards to access to information.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Distribution of Safety Alert Broadcasts, Rapid Response Reporting and Safety Notices Policy and Procedure

Administration Business Operations Region: | Reference: NIAB32

New policy, to ensure the systems are in place for the dissemination of safety alerts, emergency alerts, drug alerts and medical device alerts and to outline a consistent approach for managing them.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Consumption of Alcohol Policy and Procedure

Administration Registration & Compliance Region: | Reference: NIAR43

New policy, the procedure has elements that include recognition of the Service User’s rights as well as maintaining a safe environment and protecting the health,
safety and welfare of all Service Users. Resources included to aid staff knowledge and development in advising Service Users.

Document Modified Date: 19/02/2019 14:34

Hazard Reporting Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: NIHS04

A policy to comply with statues, regulations and quality standards as well as to ensure robust systems are in place to monitor and eliminate the likelihood of hazards and protect service users, staff and visitors.

Document Modified Date: 26/11/2018 10:34

Disabled Workers Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Equality & Disability Region: | Reference: NIPE06

New policy to reflect the requirements of the Equality Act and to detail responsibilities regarding the fair recruitment and treatment of staff and the requirement not discriminate due to any perceived disability.

Document Modified Date: 26/11/2018 10:34

Medication Errors and Near Misses Policy and Procedure

Medications Management Medications Management Region: | Reference: NICM38

This policy reflects the specific issues experienced in Northern Ireland with regard to medication errors, includes supporting forms to increase effectiveness of auditing.

Document Modified Date: 26/11/2018 10:34

Service User Guide

Administration Registration & Compliance Region: | Reference: NIAR16

New policy. The Service User Guide reflects Data Protection, Accessible Information and complaints. Information on withdrawal of services to bring Service User Guide in line with policy.

Document Modified Date: 26/11/2018 10:34

Service User Care Planning Policy and Procedure

Care Planning Risk Assessment & Care Planning Region: | Reference: NICP20

New policy containing information regarding safety, end of life care and partnership participation. Reference to GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 included.

Document Modified Date: 26/11/2018 10:34

Termination of Service User’s Service Contract Policy and Procedure

Administration Registration & Compliance Region: | Reference: NIAR34

New policy. Includes a strong emphasis on consent, dignity and respect, evaluation and data protection. Inclusion of wide range of resource and related legislation.

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